The much-rumored sequel to the revival of the iconic phone was widely expected to come to North America as early as this September. When 2019’s Razr went on sale in the US in early February, it was the first vertically foldable phone to hit the market.
Details in the tweet by Blass on Wednesday weren’t complete but indicated the phone would be 5G-ready. 5G networks are about 10 to 100 times speedier than your typical cellular connection and are expected to provide the foundational tech that’ll supercharge self-driving cars, virtual and augmented reality and telemedicine services such as remote surgery. It will eventually connect everything from farming equipment to security cameras and, of course, your phone.
Blass’ tweet indicated the phone will sport a beefy 48-megapixel lens as the primary camera, as well as a 20-megapixel secondary camera. The phone will have 256 gigabytes of storage and run Android 10, according to Blass’ leak.
The leak is in line with previous reports about the upcoming Razr. XDA Developers reported in June that the Razr 2 — its unofficial name — would feature Qualcomm’s 5G-capable Snapdragon 765 processor along with a 2,845-mAh battery, up from the 2,510-mAh battery found in the 2019 phone.
Although the 2019 version was praised for its inventive hinge mechanism and the engineering marvel that it represented, the phone was criticized for lacking high-end specs given its $1,500 price.
Motorola didn’t immediately respond to a request for comment.